Where It All Went Down: Movements of the '70s | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): 1970 Chicano Moratorium march by Sal Castro, Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library; 1978 Protest against Briggs Initiative by Ken Papaleo, Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Where It All Went Down: Movements of the '70s

Where It All Went Down: Movements of the '70s

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:00pm Register

Join us for this special tour + panel discussion, just one of the many special events we're holding as part of our yearlong initiative celebrating the 1970s!

Tour, 1 p.m.

Explore the 1970s architecture of Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design on this brief walking tour. The impressive main building, designed by Craig Ellwood and Associates, is a designated landmark by the City of Pasadena. Thanks to an innovative steel-and-glass bridge structure, the building spans an arroyo on the campus's hilly site.

Ellwood said of the building, “It is the favorite among my non-residential completed buildings, and the one about which I feel most proud, most proprietary.” 

Panel, 2 p.m.

The 1970s were a time of great activism. The loss of habitat, both urban and rural, gave rise to conservation-focused organizations such as TreePeople and the California Conservation Corps. Important civil rights movements saw huge gains in the 1970s, including the, LGBTQ, Latinx, and women’s rights movements. 

Today, many of these stories of activism can be told by looking at the sites where the events of these movements took place. Panelists will discuss both the lasting legacies of these movements and current efforts to recognize and preserve the places associated with them. 

We will announce the panelists soon.

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ArtCenter College of Design

Often described as designer Craig Ellwood's swansong, the ArtCenter bridge, an economical solution to the school's hilly canyon site, was one of the final commissions for his firm.